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Thomas Callister Hales

Date of Birth 04-June-1958
Place of Birth San Antonio
(Bexar County, United States of America, Comal County, Texas, Area code 210)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Mathematician
Thomas Callister Hales is an American mathematician working on the Langlands program. He is known in the area for having worked on the fundamental lemma, and proving a special case of it over the group Sp. Many of his ideas were incorporated into the final proof, due to Ngô Bảo Châu. He is also known for his 1998 computer-aided proof of the Kepler conjecture, a centuries-old problem in discrete geometry which states that the most space-efficient way to pack spheres is in a pyramid shape. Hales also proved the honeycomb conjecture.

Awards by Thomas Callister Hales

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Chauvenet Prize
(For his article, Cannonballs and Honeycombs.)